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A72 - Calcite - SOLD
Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA
Size: 6.6 x 6.2 x 4 cm
 

This is a very sharp, doubly terminated calcite crystal resting on a matrix of limestone, galena and chalcopyrite crystals. The colour and transparency is exceptionally fine here, much better than usual! It is tough to show the quality on the pictures, but the piece really stands way above average and is a superb small cabinet sized sample of these! No damage at all.


SW513 - Tsumcorite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
 

Very fine Tsumcorite crystals on quartz and wulfenite matrix covered by hematite. Ex Wilfried Schlosser collection.


JS11 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.1 x 2.8 x 3.5 cm
 

This is a rubelite matrix specimen from Ailton Barbosa's great find at the Jonas mine. The pocket was discovered in 1978, and the rubelite quality from this pocket still sets the standard for the species. This specimen features one richly coloured crystal, capped by a blade of albite on the top right side. Repaired once.


RS17 - Calcite - SOLD
Egremont, Cumberland, England
Size: 8.7 x 7.3 x 4.9 cm
 
 
 

Classic English calcite from Egremont in a very nice cluster on matrix! The crystals are very bright and shiny, and they also formed in a very aesthetic 3-dimensional way. A few of the crystals have cleaved tips, but this is only a small issue in context. Very beautiful specimen indeed!


ZW80 - Proustite - SOLD
Niederschlema, Schlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 1.9 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm
 
 
 

Bright RED aggregate of proustite crystals. Gorgeous colour - it just glows without any light source in the back! There is one damage on the right side of the termination, however, most of the termination faces are still intact. This piece truly sets a standard for colour, clarity and luster, it is the very best i have ever seen on any proustite specimen.


XY01 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Dusso, Shigar valley, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 12 x 5 x 4.5 cm
 

Large freestanding aquamarine crystal on white feldspar matrix. Note the very beautiful bevelled termination faces! Ex Steve Smale collection.


SR04 - Fluorite - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 9.9 x 8.9 x 6.8 cm
 
 
 

Fluorite crystals to 4.5 cm on edge in a very attractive cluster!. Note the beautiful phantoms inside! A few cleaved corners are predent, but the main crystal in the centre is in great condition.


MF10 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Estatoby, Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
 

Amazingly fine multicolour liddicoatite from a new find at Estatoby, Madagascar.


ZW67 - Dyscrasite - SOLD
Samson Mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
Size: 3.4 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
 

Large and well-shaped dyscrasite crystal on calcite matrix. The associated mineral on the left side is most likely pyrargyrite. Very fine and rare!


BD05 - Cerussite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 6.1 x 6 x 5.6 cm
 
 
 

This specimen features a twinned, thick and massy cerussite crystal perched on a shard of calcite matrix which is covered by small mimetite, malachite and probably also duftite crystals. The piece is actually a floater and in perfect condition all around. Also, the piece has great visual impact and it is truly a great small cabinet sized sample of the species. Ex Steve Smale collection.



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